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Master program Geo-Engineering and Post-mining

Mining always leaves trails. Handling with the Post-mining areas responsibly is a worldwide challenge. Especially in Germany where subsidized coal mining is ending all areas of winning raw material are influenced. Avoiding risks on former mining locations high safety and redevelopment measure are necessary.

The development and post using of old mining opens up lasting future perspectives for affected mining regions. Throughout Germany the unique master program Geo-Engineering and Post-mining educates future engineers for taking responsible position in complex processes of planning and carrying of mining closing and the after-care.

The master degree combines natural science and technical qualifications on the interface between mine surveying and surveying. The master program is supported by the RAG-foundation which promotes a foundation professorship.

Geo-Engineering and Post-Mining




Study counselling Roland Joosten Roland Joosten, M.Eng.
Contact details
Consultant Geotechnical Engineering and Post-Mining
Technische Hochschule
Georg Agricola
Herner Straße 45

Phone: (0234) 968 3283
E-mail: roland.joosten(at) thga.de
Building 2, Room 209
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Final degree

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Study duration

  • 6 semesters (part-time study)


Application deadlines:

  • For the winter semester: 15th July


  • For the Master degree you need a university graduation qualifying for a profession (Bachelor or Diploma) in an engineering or a nature sciences study
  • You have to complete your study with the final grade 3,0 or better
  • In individual cases you can also enroll with different areas of studies

International applicants must present transcript and other documents that prove that they are entitled to attend a university in their home country, and that this entitlement is equivalent to the German Fachhochschulreife. Alternatively, they can preent (a) documents that show that they have passed the tests granting them the Fachhochschulreife, or (b) foreign documents recognized by the Ministry of Education that show they have obtained the Fachhochschulreife or the allgemeine Hochschulreife.

Chinese applicants are also required to present the certificate granted by the Academic Testing Center (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing.

Moroccan applicants must attend a one-year college preparatory program (Studienkolleg). Alternatively, they can present a general or technical baccalaurèat along with documents showing that they successfully completed one year of studies in Morocco in a degree program similar of the one they are applying for.

International students must also present proof that their German language skills are adequate (DSH test, TestDaF).